Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
on friday so the country was ready for it. >>> a week-long good-bye to former president nelson mandela begins today. president obama and three of his predecessors will be among the tens of thousands in johannesburg. nbc's ron allen is live outside of the former leader's home in soweto. ron, good morning. what is the latest you are seeing? >> reporter: richard, the celebration continues of the life of nelson mandela. there is grieving and mourning but the mood in this country has been upbeat and celebratory since the passing of mandela. yesterday a day of reflection. today perhaps a day of preparation for the huge memorial service set to take place tomorrow, tuesday, at the huge soccer football stadium here that seats 80,000 people. there will be hundreds of thousands of people perhaps millions lining the route trying to get a glimpse at this huge event. 50 or 75 or more leaders will be here. president obama, clinton, carter and bush, as well. all of this culminates sunday with the funeral. >> ron allen will be reporting for us throughout the process this week. >>> you heard it here, a
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am PST
bones and spinal cord injuries. >>> now to washington. president obama will shift from damage control to sales pitch. it is part of the three-week effort to refocus the attention to positive aspects of the affordable care act. monday announced by the white house that 100,000 people signed up on the site. the trouble is not over. 37% of people under the age of 30 are familiar with the law. getting healthy young people to sign up for obama care is a key component of the law's success. though he's not under 30, president obama plans to buy health care through the online exchange. his policy will come with substantial out of pocket costs, because it will not be taxpayer-subsidi taxpayer-subsidized. >>> in the investigation into actor paul walker's death officials say there is no evidence that drag racing played any part in the accident. >> reporter: investigators are looking at every possibility at every possibility as they try to figure out what happened after paul walker got into the passenger seat of this porsche. a law enforcement source tells nbc rules it did not involve drag racing.
Dec 2, 2013 4:00am PST
out in two weeks. walker is survived by his 15-year-old daughter meadow. >>> now to the latest on the problem-plagued obama care website. over the weekend, the white house it met a crucial deadline and fixed many glitches. le the siten speed has more than tripled, with 400 bugs gone. the president assess healthcare.gov now works for the vast mortgage of applicants. applicants must enroll for coverage starting as soon as the new year, by december 23rd. >>> a man in minnesota made it snow on some lucky shoppers at the mall of america as "let it snow" was sung from a trio down below. the man threw 1,000 one-dollar bills off the mall's fourth floor. he said he had a rough year and he just wanted to make people happy on black friday. unfortunately, police weren't too happy with the man's stunt as they charged him with disorderly conduct. the man argued, quote, i don't see how holiday cheer is disorderly conduct. i bet there were a lot of happy faces there somewhere. >>> here's something you don't see very day. some hunters in north dakota caught a glimpse of this. a spinning disk of